Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15–October 15, honors the culture, traditions and extraordinary contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Hispanics are the largest minority group in the U.S. — 54 million strong today and a projected 128.8 million by 2060 — a figure that would represent nearly 1 in 3 Americans. Over two-thirds of today’s Hispanic Americans are of Mexican background. Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban and Dominican backgrounds also are well-represented. In Richland Two, 7.9 percent of our more than 27,000 students are Hispanic.

This month, consider taking some time to appreciate the rich heritage, culture and contributions of our Hispanic community.

Source: Read more about Hispanic Heritage Month at Share.America.gov

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